14 Sights in New Al Qarnh City, Egypt (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in New Al Qarnh City, Egypt. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 14 sights are available in New Al Qarnh City, Egypt.List of cities in Egypt Sightseeing Tours in New Al Qarnh City
1. Temple of Amenhotep III
The Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III, also known as Kom el-Hettân, was built by the main architect Amenhotep, son of Hapu, for Pharaoh Amenhotep III during the 18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom. The mortuary temple is located on the Western bank of the Nile river, across from the eastern bank city of Luxor. During its time, the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III was the largest funerary complex in Thebes that was built. Only parts of the mortuary temple's layout remain, as well as the Colossi of Memnon, which are two large stone statues placed at the entrance measuring 18 meters high. Because the mortuary temple was built relatively close to the river, the annual flooding caused the site to decay at a more rapid rate. New research indicates that a large majority of the destruction on the mortuary temple can be attributed to the effects of an earthquake. It was long speculated that the earthquake occurred around 27 BC; however, investigations into the mortuary temple and surrounding colossi have debunked this time frame and instead have demonstrated it occurred around 1200 BC. Additional earthquakes after the one in 1200 BC have not been ruled out. The Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple Project have helped conserve the site as well as possible.
The Ramesseum is the memorial temple of Pharaoh Ramesses II. It is located in the Theban Necropolis in Upper Egypt, on the west of the River Nile, across from the modern city of Luxor. The name – or at least its French form Rhamesséion – was coined by Jean-François Champollion, who visited the ruins of the site in 1829 and first identified the hieroglyphs making up Ramesses's names and titles on the walls. It was originally called the House of millions of years of Usermaatra-setepenra that unites with Thebes-the-city in the domain of Amon. Usermaatra-setepenra was the prenomen of Ramesses II.
3. Theban Tomb 69 (Menna)
Theban Tomb 69 is located in Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, part of the Theban Necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Luxor. It is the burial place of the ancient Egyptian official named Menna, whose titles included ‘Overseer of Fields of Amun’, and ‘Overseer of Fields of the Lord of the Two Lands’. Traditionally, TT 69 has been dated to the reign of Thutmosis IV. However, recent art historical studies of artistic style suggest the majority of the tomb was decorated during the reign of Amenhotep III.
4. Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut
Hatshepsut was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. As the principal wife of Thutmose II, Hatshepsut initially ruled as regent to Thutmose III. While Thutmose III had inherited the throne at about two years old, Hatshepsut continued to rule by asserting her lineage as the daughter and only child of Thutmose I and his primary wife, Ahmose. Hatshepsut assumed the position of pharaoh or king c. 1478 or 1479 BC and ruled until 1458 BC, the year of her death.
5. Temple of Merneptah
The Murneptah funeral home, one of the funeral homes built in ancient Egypt for the dead, is just behind the temple of King Amhotep III and has now been completely destroyed. The temple is a charming open-air museum where people can follow the original drawings of the temple. Different from other funeral temples, this temple is not built, but carved. King Monipta, however, made no secret of taking many fragments from the nearby temple of King Amhotep III and engraved his name on them.
6. Dayr al-Madīnah
Deir el-Medina, or Dayr al-Madīnah, is an ancient Egyptian workmen's village which was home to the artisans who worked on the tombs in the Valley of the Kings during the 18th to 20th Dynasties of the New Kingdom of Egypt The settlement's ancient name was Set maat, and the workmen who lived there were called "Servants in the Place of Truth". During the Christian era, the temple of Hathor was converted into a church from which the Egyptian Arabic name Deir el-Medina is derived.
7. Temple of Mentuhotep II
The mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II is a mortuary temple built by Mentuhotep II, ancient Egyptian king (pharaoh) of the 11th dynasty. The temple is located on the Theban west bank in the basin of Deir el-Bahari, very close to the Saff tombs of Mentuhotep's ancestors. It is historically and architecturally an important monument and testimony to the transition from the pyramid temples of the Old Kingdom to the million-year-old houses of the New Kingdom.
8. TT52 (Nakht)
The Theban Tomb TT52 is located in Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, part of the Theban Necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile, opposite to Luxor. It is the burial place of Nakht, an ancient Egyptian official who held the position of a scribe and astronomer of Amun, probably during the reign of Thutmose IV during the Eighteenth Dynasty, the first dynasty of the New Kingdom.
9. Medinet Habu
Medinet Habu is an archaeological locality situated near the foot of the Theban Hills on the West Bank of the River Nile opposite the modern city of Luxor, Egypt. Although other structures are located within the area, the location is today associated almost exclusively with the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III.
10. Valley of the Queens
The Valley of the Queens is a site in Egypt, where the wives of pharaohs were buried in ancient times. It was known then as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning "the place of beauty". It was most famous for being the burial site of many wives of Pharaohs. Pharaohs themselves were buried in the Valley of the Kings.
11. Dra' Abu el-Naga'
The necropolis of Draʻ Abu el-Naga' is located on the West Bank of the Nile at Thebes, Egypt, just by the entrance of the dry bay that leads up to Deir el-Bahari and north of the necropolis of el-Assasif. The necropolis is located near the Valley of the Kings.
12. Valley of the Kings
The Valley of the Kings, also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings, is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom.
13. Mortuary Temple of Seti I
The Mortuary Temple of Seti I is the memorial temple of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Seti I. It is located in the Theban Necropolis in Upper Egypt, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor (Thebes). The edifice is situated near the town of Qurna.
The Theban Tomb TT25 is located in El-Assasif. It forms part of the Theban Necropolis, situated on the west bank of the Nile opposite Luxor. The tomb is the burial place of the ancient Egyptian official, Amenemhab.
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